Why Choose Gamewatchers Safaris?


Here at Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps we have many loyal clients who return to us year after year for advice and support with their safari travel plans.

Below we have summarised just a few of the reasons why they choose us – and why you should contact us when you are ready to plan your next trip.


1. Local Presence in East Africa

With a Head Office based in Nairobi, Kenya, we have a local presence in East Africa and we will take care of you on the ground from the time we meet you at the airport on arrival, right up until you fly home. We can provide a seamless service for all your East Africa accommodation and transport – you just need to add your International flights.


2. Helpful Safari Advisers Also in the USA, Canada, UK, India & Australia To Assist in Planning & Booking Your Safari

In addition to our team in Kenya, we also have expert Safari Advisers in our Gamewatchers offices in the USA, Canada, UK, India and Australia who will be delighted to assist in planning and booking your safari.

You can liaise with them by telephone or by email. Click here for full contact details.



3. Internationally Recognised


Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps have received numerous international awards in recent years. We have won  “Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award”, “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand” and “Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camps” in the World Travel Awards and “Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year” in the Ecotourism Warrior Awards.

cid_707EB679-D30B-451D-B593-6E3ED679EC97@homeEco tourism Kenya recognised Gamewatchers Safaris as Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year in 2015 and the Leading Tour Operator in 2013.

Other international awards include the World Travel Market, London Responsible Tourism Award for Best Tour Company in Conservation, the National Geographic rating in the Top Ten Best African Safari Companies in the World, Skal International award for Best Tour Operator & Travel Agent, Kenya Tourism Award for Tour Operator of the Year, and our Porini Mara Camp has been listed by Trip Advisor as one of the Top Ten properties in Africa.

At home in Kenya, our four Porini Safari Camps have all been certified by Ecotourism Kenya with Gold and Silver ratings putting us at the top of all the safari properties in the country.

Click here for more details of our Awards & Accolades.

There have been numerous programmes and features about us in the international media including the BBC, CNN, the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventurer, Travel Africa and many more. To view details of Gamewatchers Safaris in the Press click here.


4. Reliability & Integrity

Gamewatchers has been operating safaris for over 30 years and during that time has established an honest reputation with our clients as well as with our travel trade partners.

Our dedication to high levels of service is rewarded by the positive feedback that we receive, and by the consistently high ratings and excellent reviews that we see on TripAdvisor.

Click here for more information about our TripAdvisor reviews where you will see that we are ranked at the top of their listings.

Gamewatchers is licensed as a safari operator by the Kenya government and is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators which requires strict standards of all its members.

You can book and pay for your safari with Gamewatchers using your credit card, Visa or Mastercard, via a secure online payment process. Payment by credit card gives you financial security as your payment is controlled by your credit card company.


 5. Support For Conservation & Local Communities


In Kenya, we pioneered the “Conservancy Concept” – the leasing of land to form community-owned wildlife conservancies adjacent to the national parks.

This approach has transformed the areas adjoining Amboseli National Park and the Mara Reserve where wildlife habitat has regenerated, enlarging the area available for wild animals.

Wildlife numbers have increased in these protected areas, with the “Big Five” all evident as well as many rare or endangered species. Visitor numbers to the Conservancies are strictly controlled to avoid over-use of the land, so guests who choose to stay at Porini Camps (within the Conservancies) benefit from premium game-viewing with few – if any – other tourist vehicles present.

The Conservancy Concept has brought financial advantages to the local people. Over 200 members of the local communities are working with Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, while over 500 families earn a steady monthly income from leasing land inside the conservancies.

Click here to read more about our Responsible ethos and how we support communities.


6. Competitive Prices & Special Offers

As a safari company based in Africa we have very competitive rates which we are able to pass on to our customers and we offer discounts and added value deals so that you have a price advantage when booking with us.

We also feature special offers such as free Nairobi airport transfers and free hotels when you book six or more nights at our selection of the leading camps in Kenya. Click here to see our Special Offers for more details.

And for your peace of mind, all customers booking a safari of 7 nights or more with Gamewatchers receive free membership of the Flying Doctor Service while they are on safari in East Africa – this covers free medical emergency evacuation to Nairobi.

 7. Managed by Experienced People


Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps was founded by Jake Grieves-Cook, a long-time safari operator and supporter of wildlife conservation in Kenya who has served on the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service which runs the country’s national parks, and for six years was Chairman of Kenya’s national tourist board.



Dr-Mohanjeet-Brar-212x300The company’s Managing Director is Dr Mohanjeet Brar whose family has lived for 5 generations on the forested slopes of the Aberdare mountains in Kenya’s highlands. Mohanjeet grew up with a keen interest in nature and wildlife. He has a Doctorate degree in Plant Science from the US and is a certified safari guide. Mohanjeet leads the Gamewatchers team whose aim is to try always  to provide unsurpassed personal service and to ensure you have a memorable safari.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.